A source told People in an article published on Friday that the star has, ‘seen the incredible outpouring of support toward ALS research since Bryan’s passing.’
‘It was very important to her that when she and his family made the initial statement of Bryan’s passing, those who were on this journey with her and Bryan, from the beginning, were recognized — with the Healey Center at Mass General leading the way,’ the insider added.
‘She is so grateful to all those who have donated and is happy that out of something so heartbreaking came something so positive for others.’
At the time of his passing, Randall’s family issued a statement to People, and asked for donations to the ALS Association and the Massachusetts General Hospital in lieu of flowers.
A spokesperson for the ALS Association revealed to the publication that the organization, ‘saw an additional $50,000 raised from donors in honor of Bryan and an increase of over 100,000 new visitors to our website.’
‘We are grateful for everyone who has donated, and our hearts are with Sandra and Bryan’s family. We still need support to make ALS livable for everyone, everywhere, until we can cure it.’
Amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS) is a ‘nervous system disease that affects nerve cells in the brain and spinal cord,’ according to Mayo Clinic, and currently there is ‘no cure for this fatal disease.’
In the full statement, the late photographer’s loved ones heartbrokenly expressed, ‘It is with great sadness that we share that on Aug. 5, Bryan Randall passed away peacefully after a three-year battle with ALS.’
‘Bryan chose early to keep his journey with ALS private and those of us who cared for him did our best to honor his request.’
The family also gave a special shoutout to the ‘tireless doctors who navigated the landscape of this illness with us and to the astounding nurses who became our roommates, often sacrificing their own families to be with ours.’
At the same time, Bullock’s sister Gesine Bullock-Prado took to her Instagram to also mourn the loss of Randall and honored her sister, who had been in a relationship with Randall since 2015.
‘I’m convinced that Bry has found the best fishing spot in heaven and is already casting his lure into rushing rivers teaming with salmon,’ she began.
‘ALS is a cruel disease but there is some comfort in knowing he had the best of caretakers in my amazing sister and the band of nurses she assembled who helped her look after him in their home,’ Bullock-Prado added.
Gesine concluded the post by writing, ‘Rest in peace, Bryan,’ and encouraged donations to both the ALS Association and Massachusetts General Hospital.
The Oscar winner first met Bryan – a model-turned-photographer – in 2015, after he photographed her son Louis’s birthday.
Sandra and Bryan’s last public sighting together was in July 2020. The former model could be seen sending a look of love towards the actress as they arrived to an intimate gathering in Studio City with her two children.
The Bird Box star was previously married to motorcycle builder, Jesse James, from 2005 until their divorce was finalized in 2010 following allegations that he had cheated on her.
The award-winning actress has two children: Louis, whom she adopted in 2010, and Laila, whom she adopted in 2015.
After crossing paths with Bryan in 2015, the pair sparked up a budding romance and later said ‘vows’ to each other in the Bahamas in 2017, but never legally married.
Following his passing, Sandra is planning to say her final goodbye to the man she called the ‘love of her life’ in a place that held special meaning for them both, DailyMail.com has learned earlier this week.
According to insiders, Bullock is considering returning to the Three Bees in the Bahamas to scatter Randall’s ashes in the sea.
It was at this luxury resort on Harbor Island that, DailyMail.com revealed, she and Randall exchanged ‘vows’ in 2017, just three years before his devastating diagnosis with ALS.
The source said, ‘The place was just so special to them both. They would take over the entire island so they could just be themselves. It was a place where they shared some of their happiest times together and with the kids and friends.
‘They would go there for weeks at a time. It holds a lot of meaning and it just makes sense for that to be where she says goodbye to him.’
Randall’s daughter, Skylar Staten Randall, 29, took receipt of her father’s ashes last week.
A representative of Hollywood Forever Cemetery made the somber delivery to her Los Angeles apartment just three days after he passed away. According to the source, ‘Sandra has taken Skylar under her wing since her father passed.’
Bullock and Randall never married but exchanged ‘vows’ on the beach in the Bahamas in an intimate ceremony witnessed by friends and family on December 31, 2017.
The insider said, ‘Sandra didn’t want to get married after her experience of getting divorced from Jesse James back in 2010. But she and Bryan really wanted to have something for the children, to kind of seal the deal and show them it was a forever thing.’
Last year in 2022, the star announced that she would be taking a break from acting – although her partner’s health status was still kept quiet and out of the public eye.
At the time, she told Entertainment Tonight that she wants to be ‘in the place that makes me happiest,’ and added, ‘I take my job very seriously when I’m at work. And I just want to be 24/7 with my babies and my family. That’s where I’m gonna be for a while.’